Effective character education for undergraduates students: A case study of the University of Benin
The study assessed undergraduate students’ perception of university approach to students’ character education. Qualitative research method that adopted focus group discussion was the design of the study. The respondents were drawn from the Faculty of Education University of , from year one to four. The instrument was a questionnaire titled; Students’ Opinion on the University Character Education Scheme (SOUCES). It was made of up of six basic questions. Members of each group responded to each of the questions during the interactive session. The different responses were collated by a member of the research team who acted as the secretary to the different focus groups. The findings of the study revealed that students accepted the need to improve on students’ character through functional character education programme at the university level. It was recommended among others that the counsellors through the university counselling unit should embark on sensitization programme and periodic orientation and seminars to create awareness on the importance of cultivating good character.
Key words: Character training, Students , University.
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